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With Brits living longer and the rules of retirement constantly changing, you could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. Look here for all of the news and insight you need to plan your future, whether you’re retiring now or looking forward to freedom. If you're on the cusp of retirement check out our 'Retiring Now' section. Our 'Retirement Planning' section is a useful tool in the run-up to retirement.

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Retirement planning: 10 simple steps to get you started

With retirement planning, time is of the essence. Here are 10 things you can do ...

The pension rule confusing savers and their advisers

Confusion around a pension rule change that came into force in April could be l...

Can your retirement income be both secure and flexible?

An annuity guarantees security in retirement, while drawdown offers flexibility....

Career breakers risk missing out on state pension

The majority of UK adults are in the dark about the state pension qualifying cri...

One third of pensioners' income goes on tax

The average retired household forked out just over £7,000 in tax for the 2014-1...

Pensioners gift £40k of property equity to families

Pensioners releasing equity from their homes are gifting an average of £40,000 ...

Retiring now

Pension freedom users warned not to let savings rot in bank account

Some three in 10 people taking advantage of new pension freedoms are simply putt...

What happens to my pension when I die?

There have been some changes to how benefits are paid from a pension when you di...

Some over 55s withdrawing 'too much' under pension freedom rules

A minority of savers are “withdrawing too much too soon” from their pension ...

Over 50s restrict pension withdrawals to gift £50,000 to loved ones

Britain’s over 50s plan to hold back withdrawals from their pension to pass on...

Call to scrap triple-lock guarantee – former pensions minister

The former pensions minister Ros Altmann has called for one element of the tripl...

Half of pensioners rely on benefits and discounts to get by

More than half of pensioners rely on benefits, perks and subsidies in order to m...

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